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Paramount Grill

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12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
+1 352-378-3398
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great little jewel in the heart of Gainesville...good selection of wines and presentation and taste of food was great.

Thank Searay31
Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is quiet and tranquil, more upscale than most downtown options. That makes it a natural choice for business lunches and dinners. The menu is pretty straightforward, but with unusual twists. Try the soups and the complimentary biscuits with feta and white Bea spread.

Thank Andy H
Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The Paramount Grill never disappoints. Fantastic food, service and ambience. This restaurant is one of the top in Gainesville. Perfect for date night, meetings or entertaining.

Thank Terri R
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were driving back from Tampa to Tallahassee on a Wednesday, & needed a break from driving I75 in heavy traffic & rain. I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor, & it sounded good for lunch. Right in downtown Gainesville, we parked in a nearby parking garage. We had to wait 20 minutes or so for a table, as the... More 

Thank kerry e
Gainesville, Florida
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203 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Attended business lunch and waitress was wearing flowing jacket that kept trailing on the table and in one case on my plate--at which point I lost my appetite. Don't want someone's clothing in my food.

1 Thank KBM212
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have been to Paramount Grill many times over the past 12 or more years. This is one of the best restaurants in Gainesville and one of our favorite restaurants. Every time we have been there, the food has been outstanding (brunch or dinner, salads, appetizers, muffins, entrees, desserts, you name it)! Not to mention, the service is phenomenal, Gary... More 

Thank jessb5632017
South Florida, Florida
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299 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Enjoyable lunch in this smaller downtown restaurant. Extensive wine list, prices on the higher side for lunch, but some competitive options and it is a classier atmosphere. Service was very good, we both enjoyed our meals and drinks. Choices were unique, but fresh and tasty with lovely presentation. Simple and classic design to the dining room and my lunch partner... More 

Thank Traveldanse
Rochester, New York
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We chose this restaurant on a recommendation from the Laurel Oak Inn. It was really excellent with a somewhat limited but excellent menu. You'll no doubt run into some unfamiliar selections but they explain it well and we found it very inspired. The service was excellent, attentive but not rushed. Highly recommended!

Thank Bill T
Lawrence, Kansas
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954 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had our Thanksgiving dinner at the Paramount this year. It is a medium size restaurant with a great staff and a kitchen that really delivers a quality product.T This was the first time we did not cook a family Thanksgiving dinner, so we chose the turkey dinner option, and each course was delightful and fully flavorful. We had a... More 

Thank Robert S
Gainesville, FL
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349 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a small, classy restaurant downtown. Prices are not cheap, but it's a special place. Will make an impression on people, like job candidates or out-of-town visitors. Our table had Mahi Mahi, lobster and shrimp with pasta plus pork chop. Food was tasty and atmosphere is elegant. Music, just enough to not intrude. Service: efficient and not intrusive. Portions,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-6244
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-378-3398
Located in the vibrant and historic Downtown Gainesville, Florida, the heart of the city. For over 10 years Clif Nelson, chef and owner of Paramount Grill, has been serving unique and innovative cuisine. Our wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. We use only the best, freshest ingredients and most everything is house made including our desserts. We serve beer and wine, of which there is a nice variety and is reasonably priced. FREE valet parking available Tuesday-Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and on special holidays.

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Hamlin, New York
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?